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some text Marlon Duane Kiser waits during a court recess during his 2003 trial at the Hamilton County-Chattanooga Courts Building, where he faced charges in the 2001 slaying of Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Deputy Donald Bond.

A local man sentenced to die two years ago now can hire new attorneys in his death penalty appeal.

Marlon Duane Kiser, 42, faces the death penalty for the Sept. 6, 2001 shooting death of Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy Donald Bond.

Kiser was scheduled for execution in May 2010 but was granted a stay, pending the resolution of his post-conviction appeals.

Today Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole granted Kiser's request to fire his appeal attorneys for the past three years - Autumn Gentry out of Nashville and Rick Haberman with the Michigan office of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Read more in tomorrow's Times Free Press.

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